PARADE: The annual Labour Day Parade march is happening today, obviously. The march, run by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, celebrates union activists and workers. The march begins at the intersection of Queen Street and University Avenue and moves west until it finishes at the Ex. Best part? Participants get free CNE admission. It’s almost worth it. Queen Street and University Avenue, 11 a.m., FREE.
ART: It’s the last day for curator Helena Reckitt’s current exhibition, “Not Quite How I Remember It.” The exhibit examined the connection between artists and recent cultural changes. In honour of the exhibit, artist Lee Walton will be presenting an interactive performance art piece. Power Plant (231 Queens Quay West), 2 p.m., with additional performances at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., FREE.
TIPS: Need to run to the liquor store? Too bad, because they’re all closed today. Need to go to a major grocery store? Sucks to be you! What about the post office or the bank or the library? Better luck tomorrow, readers! However, if you are going to the CNE, the ROM, the CN Tower, Vaughan Mills Mall or the Eaton Centre, you should be okay. GO Transit will be operating with additional holiday service, and the TTC is running its holiday service hours. Check out the Toronto Star for a slightly more comprehensive list of what’s open.
Photo of an early 1900s Toronto Labour Day Parade from the Toronto Archives/Wikimedia Commons.